Monday, June 1, 2009

Creating a Cross Stitch Journal

A cross stitch journal is an excellent way to keep track of all the great projects you have finished in the past. If you like, you can also keep track of the patterns you have bought, the projects that are a WIP (Work In Progress), your supplies and more. It's your journal – so you get to decide what you want to record and the level of detail you include.

There are two things that you have to decide on. First, decide how you will record the information. Do you want to use a binder, a blog, an online photo gallery, or record it digitally on a computer? Once you have decided on that, you will then have to figure out what you want to include in your journal.

Here are some things that you could include:
  • Keep track of all your finished cross stitch projects. Include a picture, when you finished it, who it was made for, and any other details that you want to include.
  • Your WIP projects. Take pictures of your each project as you work on it. Sometimes its nice to look back and see pictures of the progress you really are making. Plus, it's a great way to stay motivated and working on large projects.
  • Write down all the supplies you have on hand. This will help you to avoid buying duplicates of supplies you already have.
  • Finally, keep a page just for notes. You might want to record what cross stitch supplies you really liked working with or modifications you made to different patterns.
Ready to get started on your very own cross stitch journal? Here are some FREE templates that you can use. Choose from 8 different templates – use them all or just some! It's your journal, so you're the boss!